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>> allegations that the united states has been spying on german's chancellor. >> talks of diplomacy and drone strikes at the white house. and in the wake of the government shutdown we take a look at government's unfinished business. >> another one of america's closest friends has accused the u.s. of spying. germany joins a growing list of allies that have reportedly been effected by u.s. intelligence
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activities. the german chancellor angela merkel called president obama about complaints that the u.s. was monitoring her cell phone. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the chancellor. the u.s. greatly values the relationship with germany on a broad range of issues. >> reporter: what more is the white house saying about all this? >> reporter: well, not much, really. this came as something of a surprise today. you notice the phrasing that jay carney used, there is not and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor angela merkel. when we followed up with a national security spokeswoman said she could not go any further than what jay carney said leaving the possibility that at a kind of surveillance
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really has raised the hackles of the german government and the chancellor angela merkel has happened in the past. this comes on the heels of a number of allegations. it seems like another day, another ally is upset. today secretary kerry is challenging in rome to talk about any number of issues on the international front. but the one thing that folks wanted to talk about including close allies is the nsa spying program. there is an e.u. meeting going on this week, and they want to put that on the agenda. this is driving a wedge between the united states and some of its closestallies. >> mike, at the same time that these allegations were actually servicing the president met with the pakistani prime minister sharif. let's hear what these two gentlemen had to say about that? >> i'm optimistic that we can
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continue to make important strides in moving forward because both the pakistani people and the american people have suffered terribly from terrorism in the past. you know, more pakistani civilians have been killed, obviously, from some of these terrorist attacks than anybody, so i know the prime minister is very much committed to trying to reduce these incidents of terrorism inside of pakistan's borders. >> pakistan and the united states have a strong intelligentlstrong ongoingcountr the end of such strikes is. >> did the president make any promises on the issues of drone strikes? >> reporter: we don't know everything that happened in that meeting but we thought it was interesting. nawaz sharif talked four seconds
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about the drone strikes, and this was expected to be front and center in this meeting. i thought it was interesting that you heard the president talk about civilian casualties as the result of terror attacks, but reports come that civilian casualties happen because of drone strikes. over the course of the last two days has been the emphasis on economic factors and stabilizing the region so the economy of pakistan will stabilize itself. the united states around this visit pledging $1.6 billion to pakistan, and most of that is military aid, but a substantial portion is earmarked for infrastructure and economic needs within pakistan. >> white house correspondent mike viqueira, thank you. the u.s. and israel have put forward different ideas for dealing with iran's nuclear
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programs. secretary of state john kerry met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu for several hours in rome. netanyahu urged kerry to push for complete disarmament instead of what he called a partial deal. kerry stopped short of agreeing to the demands. >> and what we will need, all of us, in order to be satisfied with respect to the united unitd nations sanctions with the demands of the iaea as well as our own security requirements we need to know that actions are being taken which make it crystal clear, undenybly clear to the world that whatever program is pursued is, indeed, a peaceful program. >> while iran dominated the discussions, kerry and netanyahu also talked about israeli-palestinian peace talks. and here to talk about the meeting is professor of
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international relations and nyu. professor, good to talk to you. can we start there welcom? what in your view is happening with the middle east piece talks? >> well, i suppose you the same issues that they have spoken of for years. it really hasn't changed much. the president of the palestinian authority to recognize the jewish state. that is a no-no, and considering it's significant number of israelis living ther there, he doesn't feel like he has the right to recognize it as a jewish state. >> a
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>> and mahmoud abbas has been a sticking point. >> yes, and they do not want to go in because there is a very powerful constituency in israel as well. so you have these two very sticky points that will continue to delay any significant progress in the negotiations. >> then there are the security issues that are being articulated by israel as well, right? >> well here again, this is another one in terms of israel wants to maintain forces along the jordan river. and so the palestinian this is another occupation. so there are two they're not willing to accept. my feeling is really not much progress will take place during these negotiations. >> on the issue of iran's nuclear program, it's very clear at this point that the prime
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minister wants a complete shutdown of that program. now that's not going to happen. it's not even a requirement under the statutes that the language in the nonproliferation treaty which iran is a signatory to. >> well, like any negotiations-- >> it's a starting point, and you negotiate off of that? >> well, and he takes the maximum position, but they do not trust the iranians in any circumstances. they feel that the iranians have been cheating the last two decades, and any kind of enrichment program on their soil is not acceptable to him. i think the negotiations will come-- >> you believe that? >> oh, absolutely. i think president obama may be too eagle for reach an agreement with the iranians? >> is that your sense?
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>> that's my sense, and i feel that the iranians themselves have not made a real commitment to end their nuclear weapons program. >> what is the language we're hearing from iran's new president, from ro had a rouhans saying the words, talking the talk. >> that's it. it's talking the talk. they are desperate. they are desperate for lifting of some of the sanctions. so he has no choice but to come to the table and try to negotiate, but i do not believe that he has-- >> you don't? >> no, to make the kind of concessions required. >> previews alon ben-meir it's been a pleasure. >> a pleasure, thank you. >> never before seen video, mainly syrian refugees who have been left to drown in the
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mediterranean sea. this highlights the growing refugee crisis in the mediterranean. >> what you're seeing are hundreds of people, men, women, and young children, trying to stay afloat in the cold mediterranean waters. their boat is capsized and many cannot swim. these are mostly syrian refugees trying to escape from the war only to end up like this. on this instance they are spotted and a maltese vessel comes to their rescue offering a rare and frank glimpse of why some say the mediterranean is in danger of becoming a graveyard. cold, wet, and desperate even the youngest are not spared. one small rubber dingy manages to make its way to the rescue boat, it offers little protection from these high seas.
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on board the father pulls the soaked clothes off his little girl. while in the distance more float in the water waiting to be rescued. this is not the first time something like this has happened. and it won't be the last. but when boats like these packed full of people run into trouble a rescue like this is rare. stephanie decker, al jazeera. >> in his speech after the temporary agreement that reopened the government and avoided a default, president obama laid out his top three priorities for congress, passed budget, pass the immigration bill, and pass the farm bill. sounds simple enough, but why are these issues so contentious, and what is the impact on the american public if they are not acted upon. we begin a special series
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"unfinished business" with the farm bill. here from chicago. >> reporter: picking up bread in kansas from a local food pantry each month when she runs out of food stamps. the single mom works part time and gets roughly $500 a month in benefits to feed herself and her two kids. >> i know i need it throughout the month. without it i don't know how to make it without coming here to the food pantry. >> reporter: since the great recession began in 2008 leaving millions without jobs the number of people enrolled in the government supplemental nutrition program or snap has nearly doubled. in the same time the costs have also doubled. they have cut $4.5 billion, and they want to cut snap in half trimming 4 million people from the food stamp program by next year. a social policy professor from
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northwestern university thinks such deep cuts so snap could make it difficult to recover from the down turn. >> it will save money but will cause misery to people who won't have any safety net. there won't be any jobs to be had. >> cutting 4 million people to snap will put an enormous burden on depositories like this one that provide food. not only demand increase but getting food will be more of a challenge. >> we know at a time of great need the response cannot cover the gap that those level of cuts will leave behind. more than half of the 1500 people who come to merilac food house each month are on food stamps. the coordinator said if a lot of those clients lose their benefits the pantry could have a tough time feeding everyone. >> to have that much cut from the food budget wouldn't be able to afford to go to the grocery
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store. we want to do emergency food. we don't want to do every day monthly food for everyone. >> reporter: if the economy keeps improving and creating jobs then fewer people will be eligible for food stamps but without cuts to the program it could take decades befor beforee program falls to pre-recession numbers. >> it is a big one, we're talking about the federal budget. >> meteorologist: hello, i'm meteorologist kvin corriveau. you see a lot of people who have brought out their scarves and winter coats. temperatures right now is only at 54 degrees, and it is going to be getting cooler. we have that arctic air coming in across the great lakes. you can see some places are seeing a mix of rain as well as snow. that is going to be a problem. we saw that earlier in the week over here towards the central
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part of the united states. now that air is slipping over towards the east. now a lot of people are going to be in boston this evening for the big game. we were nervous about the rain. you can see most of the rain has really stayed down towards the south. and here's what we have over the last few minutes. what's going to happen is cloudy conditions. the rain, we don't think it will be much of a problem. if anything only drizzle until 8:00. the temperatures will come starting at 46 degrees by the time we have the first pitch. by the time we leave the stadium it will go down to 41 degrees but the wind chill will feel more like 39. it will be a cold night at fenway, and you want to bring your coats, your hats and your gloves. i'll bring you more information on this as well as what is happening in australia. >> if we're going to talk about the world series let's bring in john henry smith who is standing outside of fenway park in
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boston, john, what is the mood at fenway, and are folks bundled up, and where is your overcoat? >> reporter: listen, i got more layers on than a tiriisu dessert. now don't let this fool you. i like to make you laugh. i got more. the mood in the park i would say happy bordering on joyous. these red sox fans had to wait 80 years for their world series title that they got in 2004. since that one if they win this one they'll have won three in the last nine years. they're feeling good, lots of smiles all around by this crowd. and of course, major league baseball and baseball fans assembled here. they're happy because you've got for the sirs tim first time sina meeting of teams with the best
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records. >> so we're talking about a year since the boston marathon bombing. any changes in security that you can detect there at the ballpa ballpark? >> reporter: well, there is very noticeable change. there is a special unit for the boston police force who are out here in force, clad in black. in total they have police bomb sniffing dogs. we've counted six, maybe seven and they've been at every level up in the press area, down in the stands and they've had a very prominent presence. they sniffed all of our bags. very big dogs one dog's tail slapped me in the leg and it felt like i was being slapped by a fire hose. >> let me ask you about the teams that made it this far. what is it about each of these teams, the nature of these two teams, the character of these two teams that have brought them to this point?
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>> reporter: well, i tell you two things: pitching and leadership. number one, the pitching. pitching wins championships. both of these teams have very good starting units. in the st. louis cardinals case they are typically the best starting unit in baseball. they have loc lock down pull peo boot. the pitching has been very steady and the leadership. don't let the fact that they're in their first world series fool you. these guys have managed like old seasoned hands, and they managed to harness that elusive thing called chemistry. this is their first world series but judging by the way that they have handled the team, it doesn't look like it will be the last. >> i can't get you go before i ask you who wins tonight? >> reporter: oh i knew you were going there. tony, i predict that the team that wears predominantly wears
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the world series. >> yeah, well, that's a good dodge, john henry. >> reporter: going out on a limb there. >> yes, no chance of that one breaking. the city of detroit out of money has a new problem. going bankrupt is going to cost the city a fortune. rises.
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>> i said it's going to cost tens of millions of dollars. they laughed at me and said it won't be tens of millions of dollars. it will be hundreds of millions of dollars. >> reporter: those are just the legal fees. >> the more contentious the case, the more people are fighting, the more fees. this is a contentious fee. the amount of money writte lostn written off debt will be billions of dollars. >> reporter: the city is asking some creditors to accept $0.10 on the dollar. >> detroit is finding out that going broke is expensive. this law firm jones day gets $18 million. the accounting firm gets $8 million. and the city is paying christies $200,000 at the institute of art to find out how much self portrait by van gogh is sold. >> not affected is red wing'
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hockey arena. the once mighty city of a metropolis of 2 million people is now down to 7,000, abandoned buildings, vacant lots and a serious case of the blues al jazeera. >> a white house insider with senior level national security clearance turns out to have had a dual identity, one on the job and unonline. undetected until last week. we have more. >> reporter: jofi joseph was director of non-proliferation issues working on need to know senior level issues like nuclear talks with iran. for more than two years he had a secret online persona operating under the twitter hand natsecwonk. this tweet, i'm a fan of obama but his continuing reliance and defense on a vacuumous cipher
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like valerie jarrett, one of the president's most trusted advisers. another tweet swiped at the u.s. ambassador to the united nations samantha power's use of twitter. can someone brief ambassador power that bashar al-assad likely doesn't follow her twitter feed? >> he portrayed himself as saying the things that were on beam's minds that they were afraid to say, and certainly some that have was the case but that was mixed with a lot of things that people would not say because they were incredibly rude or just misguided. >> reporter: his covert communications offered daily insight on the intimate works on the government. now fired his twitter account has been taken down. >> i think it's important to note that unless you have an authorized official twitter account or social media account as some of us do, the white house employees are not able to access social media sites like that at all, obviously for
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personal use. you can't go on twitter and sign up for an account unless it's the authorize. >> reporter: joseph was quoted by politico as saying what started out as an intended pairr ody account developed over time in a series of inappropriate and mean spirited comments. i bare complete responsibility for this affair and i sincerely apologize to everyone i insul insulted. >> this will teach government employees to think twice before they tweet.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera. new allegations of spying by the united states. germany said there is evidence that the nsa monitored chancellor angela merkel's private phone calls. president obama spoke to her this afternoon to assure her that the nsa is not and will not monitor her communications. president obama is meeting with
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pakistan's prime minister today nawas sharif. secretary of state met with benjamin netanyahu with focus on discussions of the negotiations of iran's nuclear. >> reporter: 15 years of karen's life was in painful treatment for breast cancer. >> i lost my hair, i threw up. i had to be in the hospital. it was felt like a death sentence, it was very scary. >> reporter: but now she has hope and strength after being the first in the country after receiving a new medication called tdm-1. one of the newest medications
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out there, tdm-1, what makes this so special is it works like a smart ball. it captures cancer cells with a tiny dose of chemotherapy while leaving healthy cells alone. that means she doesn't get sick or lose her hair. >> i'm amazed by this chemo and it seems to be working, so that's the key. >> reporter: approved in february, tdm-1 only treats one of the most severe type of breast cancer, but it's encouraging at dana institute. where patient's lives from extended by a half a year. >> this is what we were looking for for a long time. this is a very effective drug, yet it is accompanied by very
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few side effects. >> reporter: tdm-1 is an one of several new targeting treatments that have been released the past few years. >> i think that it is very reasonable to hope that 20 years from now across the board for breast cancer that we will be able to say that no woman should have to die of this disease if she's able to get treatment for it. >> reporter: for now breast cancer remains the second deadliest cancer for women killing close to 40,000 a year. and these new drugs like other chemical therapies can have severe side effects like liver no longer wracked with illness from chemo, she's traveling and visiting family. >> i'm stage four terminal but i
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don't look at myself as that because i figure the treatment that i'm having now, the tdm-1 is working. as long as it's working i'm alive, and i'm fine. >> she's not cured. but now has hope one may be within reach. jonathan betz, al jazeera, boston. >> here to talk about new developments in breast cancer research is dr. cory abear, a practicing physician and joins us from new orleans. cory, it's good to see you on the program, dog gone it. >> thank you for having me, thank you. >> first, what can you tell us about the effectiveness of this new treatment that we just heard about in the report? can everybody receive it? >> well, it's an interesting drug because it's part of a new class of drawing that takes the older drug and then links them with like a toxin so it does act like a smart bomb on a particular cancer, but it's only
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for 20% of women because they have to have the hr-2 positive gene. for the other 80 percent it's not really going to do much for them. so it's something that--it's a new class. so it makes it so we have a lot of new things that are on the horizon because of this class of medicine. >> wait a minute. what about the other 80%, then, are there new treatments on the horizon for them? >> honestly the biggest thing that the united states preventive task force came out with new recommendations that says if you have high risk for breast cancer, that you should start taking a medicine prior to getting the breast cancer diagnosis. that's interesting. it's kind of controversy because the drawing tamaxophin is the drug they're recommending. if you have high risk of breast
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cancer, then you probably should be taking a medicine to prevent breast cancer as opposed to somebody like angelina jolie who just had double mastectomy. >> let's switch gears. let's talk about a new study in the u.k. that is claiming that african-american women are not only at higher risk for breast cancer but have poorer survival rates than any other ethnicity. is there truth to this claim? >> yes, well, there has been a huge body of knowledge to say that there is race-based mortality differences for african-americans for different types of illnesses, harvard did a study a few years ago that show african-american men who go in for heart attacks go in to e.r. are treated differently. this study is saying that african-americans women have different access to healthcare. that makes them present much
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later and with much more severe disease. but i will tell you that as long as we know those differences exist when people walk in that emergency room or doctors office because of pre-conceived notions on race and how people deal with different race in the world in this country in particular, then we're always going to have those types of differences. >> well, i wonder how does america turn this around? this is not a coul cue for you o push , by the way. >> it's not, although you better sign up. but a lot of medical schools are teaching multi culture sensiti sensitivity training to all of this physicians in training. we must have that training. you're not born with any type of racial pre-del election. you have to treat everybody the same no matter if they have medicaid or private insurance or paying out of pocket because they're millionaires. >> cory, it's great to see.
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>> you it's always good to see you, too. >> come in and see us more often. >> i'm always here for you. >> i appreciate it, thanks, cory. >> thank you. >> the ripple effect of the government shutdown just keeps coming. next year's tax season will be delayed because of the shutdown. millions of filers could be delayed by one or two weeks. let's talk about this with our friend john terrett. who will be effected? folks who want to file early and get refunds back earlier. >> reporter: right. when you see this story you think, i got another two weeks to file my taxes, which is good, but it's not. the deadline stays the same, april 15th. but the key issue is those early birds. who knew, i never thought much about this beforehand but apparently there are people who like to file very early, and they to do it because they get the rebates back and some people
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will use those rebates for a weekend away for a loved one or to pay the gas bill in this tough economic environment. but let's put the are graphic on the scene. tax dates remain april 15th. you must file come what may as you always do. but january 21st was the original date for the opening of tax season but they moved it to somewhere between januar january 28th and february 4th. no sooner than the 28th, and no later than february 4th. that means of this the beginning of tax season this year is going to be somewhere between one and two weeks late. this is a problem if you want that rebate. because you're going to have to wait longer. >> how badly impacted was the irs. >> reporter: we're just finding how bad things were. it lasted 16 days and irs
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employees, 19,400 staff, 90% of those employees were off the clock and the buildings were closed. the reason why it's so problematic is just this time of year when people are able to slow down and think about thanksgiving and christmas, that's when accountants and tax preppers are making sure that their paperwork is up to pediatrician and their computer systems are up to speed and thoroughly tested prior to us walking through the door. they couldn't do that because of the furlough. the irs said that they received about 400,000 communications which they couldn't deal with, and they were at that point already about a million pieces of work behind. so that's why it's an issue. >> is it true that this is the second year running that there has been a delay in the filing season? >> reporter: yes, if you remember back to the 31st of january in--let's get this right, in 2012.
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>> 2012. >> reporter: thank you, there was a big fight going on in congress. there was a massive fiscal legislation going through. the president signed it in the early part of the year that had an effect--that was the same piece of legislation where the payroll holiday was lifted. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: and pay more tax. i personally remember that pain 6painfully. now the tax date slips to january 30th from the january 2nd. there were some people with complicated filings. they could not file until february or march. so the second year in a row. >> appreciate it. thank you, sir. a technical problem presenting a real nightmare for those trying to meet the early deadlines for submitting college applications. the online application is turning to be a real head headache for some. >> reporter: tony, not long ago
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you would fill out a paper, fold it and send it to each college that you were applying to, but now it's all digital and all centralized. thousands of students use the common application, the common app. they fill out thinks information their name the activities they're involved with, including their essay, and they send this off to the universities that they're applying to. now on august 1st the common app rolled out it's fourth version of this program, and since then there has been technical issues with it. issues with slowness, issues with log in, paying multiple times for one application. more than 500 universities use this program including all the ivy leagues universities, and 35% of the schools use common app exclusively. that means it's the only way that kids can apply. i spoke to one person who helps students apply for college, joan, and here's what she had to
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say. >> when everybody takes a deep breath and mutually acknowledges that we are having issues here. we're having trouble with transcripts getting delivered on pipe becaustime because it's nog with the system. and trouble with recommendations with people being able to get online, formatting issues, so when everybody sort of agrees there is a problem i think colleges will be obviously completely understanding. >> and some colleges are already extending deadlines, including duke, columbia, bu, boston university, and common app has said none of these issues impacts all users, but each introduces a level of frustration for students that adds anxiety to an already stressful process. over the last week they've been working on fixing some of these problems including the log-in issues, and those who have overpaid are getting refunds. >> thank you. the heads in china met in
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beijing to discuss territorial disputes. they discussed territorial disputes along the india-china border. the two countries pledged not to use force in any future cross border conflicts. they will focus on their increasingly important trade relationship. we have reports now from new delhi. >> reporter: stocking up on all that sparkles. these colorful owner ams will adorn homes and businesses across india during the upcoming festival season. they look and feel authentically indian, but most are made in china. >> 60% to 70% of what we sale is now from china. >> reporter: the made in china label features dominantly. the balance of trade between the neighbors is heavily skewed in
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china's favor but analysts say the significance of this relationship lies not in the individual trading capacity of both countries but their collective global influence. >> these are going to be the most populated economies over the next 20 to 25 years and a substantial part of the global population, and they're going to be growing quite fast because they're still relatively less affluent. >> reporter: traders often use the gauge the strength between the indian-chinese relationship. but it goes well beyond deficits to territorial disputes new delhi and beijing have long struggled to agree on delicate issues of regional and global importance.
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china argued this was rightfully reclaiming what it already owns of both countries have agreed to deal with territorial disputes. >> we have agreed that these borders must remain the foundation of growth in the india-china relationship. >> we are two old civilize civie civilizizations and it will not effect the overall interests of our bilateral relationships. >> reporter: indians pray for peace and prosperity wrapped in politics and official symbolism that's the mention that the indian prime minister has tried to convey to his chinese counterpart. al jazeera new delhi. >> are you ready for the fall classic? our john henry smith certainly
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is, john? >> reporter: absolutely. we're less than two hours away from the first pitch of the 2013 world series. i'll be back coming up in sports for the preview. >> the most important money stories of the day might affect your savings, your job or your retirement. whether its bail-outs or bond rates this stuff get complicated. but don't worry. i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real.
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the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> michael eaves is here with a day in sports. we are very close to world series between two historic franchises. >> reporter: absolutely. kids say don't talk about it, be about it, but we're still going to talk about it. the two most beloved franchises in baseball, and they've been successful, each winning two world series titles since 2004.
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and the similarities don't stop there. the biggest commonality between those two teams pitching, will most likely be the most important aspect in this series. >> a lot of people have asked me, are the lines indicative that there is no hitting in baseball any more? it's great pitching beats great hitting. that's what they saw, and now we'll get into game one and who with wainwright and wacha. these are the two best managers in the postseason. i expect a long series, tight series and i think the boxing match between the bullpens will determine who wins the world series. there has been questions and confusion. he dealt are a shoulder issue back issue, and there has been a lot of question what the injury is. they've been secretive. it's been like some kind of a
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covert operation to find out what is going on, but still clay buckles will still be a starter. is that subject to change, of course, but he's looking to start. i would say the cardinals to be quite honest with you. what enabled the red sox to win in part was when jim leyland went to his bullpen he didn't have much there. it was his achilles' heel. when they go to the bullpen it's a strength for them. it's in-depth than what the red sox have. as good as they have been in the back end the depth of the bullpen is stronger and a bunch of kids who can fire and pitch into december if they needed to. when you look at this, it's favored for boston because they're at home but the favorites is the cardinals because their bullpen is the best in this game. >> reporter: winning game the first game gives you the 62% chance of winning the series.
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henny john, is craig in the line up for st. louis and are there any other notable line up changes for game one? >> reporter: craig is in the line up. you can see why they wanted him back with runners in scoring position he batted just 454. that's a bat you want the line up with the world series title on the line. both of these teams pretty much the guys who got them here, there are a couple of exceptions. they didn't call gomes an exception. and he chose johnny gomes and it sound like he's going consider putting nava in when this series goes on the road to the national league city.
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also they've got for the boston red sox david ross who is going to get the start at catcher over jared who had been the regular starter there. for the st. louis cardinals one change of note, jon jay is out in centerfield. he has been struggling both at the plate and in the field and he was replaced by shane robinson. pretty much the names that you know. >> craig played since september 4th with a sprained foofoot sprainsprain. >> reporter: they take the attitude of let's just see him at plate, at bat, and let's see him run the bases first. there is pretty much an indication that he's happy with the defensive work that he has gotten from matt adams, never rule anything out. >> matt adams has performed quite well in the playoffs.
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the cardinals have five players on the roster. who were born in the 90s compared to one with the rocks, anredsox. what gives manager mike metheni. >> reporter: thank you for making me feel like a decrepit old man, born in the 90s. it's one thing for the managers to have confidence, and the manager has to reward that confidence. the cardinals have certainly done that. rosenthal, the lock-down closer this guy did not start out as the closer but he took over this year, and he consistently threw in the high 90s. this guy has give up no runs. he has been everything you want in a closer, and then of course what can you say about michael wacha who not only beat clayton kershaw once in the league championship series, he beat him
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twice to get them to the world series. he started in the minors but he'll finish in the majors with a key role. >> there has been rain in the area. it's not raining now, but temperatures are in the low 40s. do you think the weather will have any affect on the game tonight whatsoever? >> i don't think so. remember they start thiessans te seasons when it's pretty cold. we have heaters on either side of the dugouts and they have those hand warmer, the kind that you break open. they had the heaters on either side. i didn't see any in the middle. if you see the players huddled on either side of the dugout, you know it's because of the heat. >> john henry, we'll hear more from you later. and game one gets under way. >> i'm going to watch this one. >> reporter: it should be good.
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>> michael, thank you. cooler temperatures and kevin's forecast here and ali velshi with the preview of tonight's "real money." >> reporter: coming up on "real money" wall street has been on fire but the economy has been pretty darn luke warm. is this creating a stock market bubble. what you should know and do now. plus good news about the college tuition costs, but don't celebrate just yet. and i'll introduce to you a modern day pioneers whose new mission is to tackle the new final frontier, the ocean.
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inch of rain. not really much rain at all. down towards the south we had quite a bit more. now one year ago today tropical storm sandy became hurricane sandy. this storm made landfall in jamaica. of course at that time that was eight days before it made landfall in the united states. we did not know what devastati devastation. each night as we go through the weekend into next week we'll keep you updated on the progression of this storm and how it was a year ago. you can see this disorganized system at this point. now here across the united states we have dealing with some very colder temperatures. you can see it on the board. we're looking at watches and warnings. we'll keep you updated as the night goes on. tony, here are your headlines right now.
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look at the day's top stories. new allegations of spying by the united states. germany said there is evidence that the nsa monitored chancellor angela merkel's private phone calls. president obama spoke to her this afternoon to assurer that the nsa is not and will not monitor her private communications. secretary of state john kerry met in rome today with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. discussions focused on both negotiations with the palestinians and iran's nuclear ambitions. newly released video


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